Grainger Honors Klein Tools
|John McDevitt, EVP, Sales and Marketing; Tom Klein, President; and Ron Smetana, VP, North American Sales (West) with Grainger's 2010 Partners in Performance Award.||President Tom Klein accepting the award at Grainger's Partners in Performance Awards Dinner|
Pictured from left to right: Mary Hermansen, Grainger Product Category Director; Tom Klein, Klein Tools President; Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - January 24, 2011 — In recognition of Klein Tools' outstanding support and operational excellence in 2010, Grainger, the largest distributor in the Industrial MRO market, honored Klein Tools at their annual Partners in Performance Conference. The awards dinner, which was held on January 24, 2011, was attended by Grainger's Senior Management and their Product Management Team.
Klein Tools also received this award in 2009. "It is very difficult to repeat and receive back-to-back awards," said President Tom Klein. "This success was accomplished by members of the Klein Tools manufacturing, sales, customer service and Cedar Rapids teams working together to deliver a high level customer service to Grainger and their customer base. I am very proud of this exemplary team effort."
Product quality/manufacturing plays an important part in Grainger's decision on which suppliers are recognized with the Partners and Performance Award.
Klein Tools supports all of our customers including Grainger with the highest quality manufacturing in the tool industry. Our 9 manufacturing facilities located in the United States signify our exceptional commitment to American manufacturing, a tradition which began in 1857.